- Without is defined as outside of, free from or not with.
An example of without used as an adverb is in the sentence, "Please walk down the hall without talking," which means that there is to be no talking while walking down the hall.
- Without means unless.
An example of without used as a conjunction is in the sentence, "She will not get married without her father provides his blessing."
without definition by Webster's New World
- on the outside; externally
- outside a building or place; out-of-doors
Origin: Middle English withuten ; from Old English withutan ; from with, with plush utan, from outside, without ; from ut, out
- Now Rare at, on, to, or toward the outside of: throngs within and without the city walls
- Archaic beyond: without his reach
- not with; lacking; not accompanied by: a shirt without buttons, lonely without her
- free from: without fear
- with avoidance of: to pass by without speaking
- Obsolete besides
without definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- On the outside: a sturdy structure within and without.
- With something absent or lacking: had to do without.
- a. Not having; lacking: a family without a car.b. Not accompanied by; in the absence of: volunteered without hesitation; spoke without thinking.
- At, on, to, or toward the outside or exterior of: standing without the door.
Origin: Middle English withoute, from Old English withūtan : with, with; see with + ūtan, from without (from ūt, out; see out).
without - Investment & Finance Definition
without - Phrases/Idioms
go withoutor do without